NIOS Registration 2020
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 - 10:02 a.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
#NIOS Class 12

NIOS Registration 2020 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS October registrations 2020 for class 10 and 12 admissions. Students can fill NIOS registration form to appear for public or on-demand examinations. NIOS Registration 2020 can be done in online mode only. The registration process and dates are the same for 10th and 12th while eligibility criteria and NIOS registration fee are different. The last date for NIOS online registration is March 15, 2020, including the late fee dates. Eligible students can apply for the same by paying requisite NIOS registration fees and submitting required documents. After NIOS registration 2020, they should note down the reference number generated during the NIOS admission 2020. This reference number will be useful to track registration status. Stay tuned to know more about NIOS registration 2020 dates, process, fee and so on.
Note: Currently, NIOS registrations for April 2020 exams has been closed. But, NIOS October 2020 registrations are going on for 2nd Block exams. The last date to register is January 31, 2020 without any late fees charges.

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NIOS Registration 2020 - Important dates

Students can check the following table to know the class 12th and 10th dates for public exams registration. For on-demand examination, NIOS registrations are held throughout the year and exams are held except April-May and October-November because that time public exams are held.

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NIOS Registration Dates 2020


Block 2 (October 2020) Dates

Block 1 (April 2021) Dates

NIOS Registrations Starts

September 16, 2019

March 16, 2020

Submit NIOS application without late fee until

January 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Fill NIOS registration form with late fee of Rs 200

February 1-15, 2020

August 1-15, 2020

Register for NIOS with late fee of Rs 400

February 16-28, 2020

August 16-31, 2020

Fill NIOS form with late fee of Rs 700

March 1- 15, 2020

September 1-15, 2020

NIOS exam date

October/November 2020

March/April 2021

Stream-wise NIOS Registration 2020

NIOS accepts registrations for various 4 streams. Students can fill NIOS registration form for any of the streams as per their eligibility. Here’s the detail for all the streams:

NIOS Stream 1 Registration

  • This stream of NIOS registration 2020 is open for all the learners-secondary and senior secondary courses.

  • Steam 1 students are allotted an accredited institute (study centre) to guide them for studying.

NIOS Stream 2 Registration

  • NIOS online registrations are held for this stream for the students who had appeared for the public exams but could not pass the exam.

  • NIOS registration forms will be made available online from the first week of May to the last week of June 2020 for this stream.

  • Such students will have to upload their failed Marksheet/Admit Card (Hall Ticket) along with other relevant documents.

  • This stream students will be able to appear in October 2020 exams.

NIOS Stream 3 Registration

  • NIOS registration under this stream is open throughout the year for class 10th students.

  • Those who have passed the secondary exam from a recognised board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can fill stream 3 NIOS Registration form for the on-demand examination.

  • Students who could not clear, or could not appear in the NIOS 10th class Public Examination can also apply for NIOS 2020 registration.

  • The students can apply for the following subjects only: Business Studies (215), Data Entry Operations (229), Economics (214), English (202), Home Science (216), Hindi (201), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Mathematics (211), Painting (225), Psychology (222), Sanskrit (209), Science & Technology (212) and Social Science (213).

NIOS Stream 4 Registration

  • Under this stream, NIOS registrations 2020 are going on for class 12th students

  • Students who have passed the senior secondary exam from a recognized board, but wish to appear for one subject or up to 4 subjects for enhancing their score can apply for stream 4 through the on-demand examination system.

  • Students who were unable to clear or did not appear in the NIOS Class 12 public examination can also apply for this stream NIOS ODES registration.

NIOS Registration 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students must check the eligibility criteria before start filling NIOS Registration form else if a student is found ineligible, his/her registration for NIOS can be cancelled at any stage. Read ahead to know the complete 10th, 12th eligibility criteria for NIOS registration 2020.

NIOS 10th Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must be 14 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2006.

  • A student who has passed class 8 and has a valid proof of age is eligible to apply.

  • Student can also apply for NIOS class 10 registration 2020 if he/she gives a self-attested certificate that " he/she has studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course".

  • One who has studied in secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

NIOS Class 12 Registration Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be 15 years of age as on January 31, 2020.

  • He/she should be born on or before January 31, 2005.

  • Students must have passed the secondary exam from a recognized board.

  • A student who has studied in senior secondary school can also apply in this category for improving the score or to complete the course.

Students who fulfil the above-mentioned conditions are eligible for NIOS 12th Registration 2020.

How to do NIOS Registration 2020 for 10th and 12th?

Students can fill NIOS online registration form for October 2020 by following the step by step process given below:

Steps to Fill NIOS Registration Form Online

Step-1: Students have to click on the relevant link given above after the first paragraph.

Step-2: After clicking on the NIOS Registration link, students have to select state/UT, identity type, and the course (secondary or senior secondary) and click the submit button.

Step-3: After this, students will be redirected to a new page wherein they have to enter their basic details, such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, Aadhar number, mobile number and email ID. Click on generate OTP button and verify contact details then submit NIOS registration form.

Step-4: Then, enter optional details as asked and proceed to choose subjects and study centre preferences.

Step-5: Now students have to fill their addresses other information and upload the documents, such as social class proof, birth certificate, correspondence address proof, photo, signature and previous qualification certificate.

Step-6: After filling all the details, students have to proceed for payment. Applicants can make the payment through credit card debit card or net banking. Before paying the NIOS registration fee, students should review their form.

NIOS Registration Procedure at a Glance


After filling the NIOS registration form, students should keep track of their NIOS admission status 2020 to know if their admission is confirmed or not.

Keep Ready these Documents before Starting NIOS Registration 2020

Students have to upload the scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the following documents while filling NIOS registration form for October 2020 exams:

  • Recent Passport size colour Photograph

  • Signature (preferably in Black Ink)

  • Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card etc.)

  • Valid proof of Date of Birth

  • A valid proof of Residence

  • Class 8th mark sheet or Self Certificate (in case of secondary course).

  • Class 10th mark sheet (in case of senior secondary course)

  • Social Category/Caste Certificate (in case SC/ST/OBC social category).

  • Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)

  • Disability Certificate (in case he or she is having)

  • failed Marksheet mentioning the Reference Number/Enrolment Number (in case of a student is applying for Transfer of Credit or TOC)

NIOS Registration Fee 2020 for Stream-I Students


Fee for Class 10(for 5 subjects)

Fee for Class 12(for 5 subjects)

Male (General category)

Rs. 1800

Rs. 2000

Female (General category)

Rs. 1450

Rs. 1650

Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities)

Rs. 1200

Rs. 1300

For each additional subject

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

NIOS Registration fee for stream 2, 3 and 4


10th/12th (under stream-2)

ODES - 10th (under stream-3), 12th (under stream-4)

Registration fee

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Rs. 480 (per subject)

Exam fee

Rs. 250 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 120 for a practical per subject

Rs. 500 per subject for theory. Additional Rs. 200 for a practical per subject


Rs. 180 per subject

Rs. 180 per subject

Change/additional subject fee

Rs. 720 per subject

Rs. 720 per subject

After the registration, a student will have to pay NIOS exam fees 2020 in online mode only. The exam fee is separate from the registration fee. The payment window is opened in November and May for block 1 and 2 exams respectively.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Registration 2020

Question: How many subjects I can choose in NIOS?


You can choose a minimum of 5 subjects including at least 1 or maximum 2 language subjects. You can also choose two more additional subjects. So you can opt for a minimum of 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects in NIOS registration.

Question: What are the mediums for study provided by NIOS?


NIOS provides English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi mediums for 10th class students. While for class 12, the mediums offered are English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.

Question: I have written my name wrong during NIOS registration, How can I apply to correct it?


Yes, you can do so by applying in offline mode at respective study centre. You will have to produce documentary proof to apply for the same.

Question: Can I change my subject chosen during NIOS registration?


Yes, you can change one or more subjects, but the total number of subjects should not exceed seven. Already passed subjects can not be changed.

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I m also gonna give jee mains of April and April exams of NIOS is there any possibility of clashing of dates of both exams,if yes what should I do

Siddhi Shenoy 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Yash,

The JEE mains April session dates have already been released. It will be held from 3rd April to 9th April 2020. However, the NIOS 2020 exam dates have not been released yet. It is expected to be announced in the month of February 2020. So, I would suggest you to keep yourself updated with the announcement online. Until then, focus on your first preference exam among these two. Also, take a note of when you have your shift for JEE mains and the date of NIOS exam. If they clash, I would suggest you to choose either one of them. But, let's hope for the best.

Good luck!


I got Passed in class X, how and when to pay fees for Sr Secondary Exam

Dinesh Goyal 10th Jan, 2020


Today i.e. January 10, 2020 is the last date to submit NIOS exam fees for April 2020 exams.

As per general rule to appear for class 12 exams, a student must have a gap of one year after 10th class. If want to apply for 12th immediately after passing 10th then you will not be allowed to appear for all subjects in one attempt.

All the best!!!


Im in class 11th commerce and CBSE registration is done but I want to change my stream. Should I do NIOS?

NAVNEET PANDEY 9th Jan, 2020

Hello antra

If you are in 11th class you can change your stream even after registration, you can talk to your principal, write an application letter for changing stream with your parents sign on it and submit it to your school administration, as 11th class is independent of 12th class, so you don't face any problem.

Only choose national institute of open schooling if your school doesn't change the stream but that's very rare case.

I hope it helps.


NIOS ka 12th class ka theory ka paper april me ketne date so hoga date sheet 2020 ka


Guddu, NIOS ke class 12th exam ki date sheet February 2020 mein release hogi. Practical exams 16 se 30 March 2020 tak chalenge aur theory papers 2 April se 4 May 2020 tak hoga.

Date sheet release hone par aap NIOS ki official website se use download kar sakte hain. Abhi aap neeche diye hue link pe jaake exam ka tentative schedule dekh sakte hain:


how much time to nios results of on demand exam.


Meet, the results of NIOS on demand exam will be declared and published through NIOS website during last week of every month for the examinations conducted during the preceded month. That means of the exam is conducted in January, you can expect the result by last week of February. For more details, you can visit their official website:

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